The Morning Blotter: Man Shot During Robbery In South Seattle

One man was shot while struggling with a suspect during a robbery in South Seattle week.

Just before 11pm on September 28th, the victim showed up at the hospital with several gunshot wounds.

The victim told police he got off the #36 bus at Rainier Ave S and S Graham at about 10:30pm and was walking down the street when a white sedan—possibly an Altima—pulled up next to him.

A man got out of the car and approached the victim and asked him for a cigarette.

The victim told the man he didn’t have any smokes, so the suspect asked the victim for the long gold chain around his neck.

When the victim refused, the suspect pulled out a handgun, and both men “started wrestling” over the weapon, the report says.

The gun went off at least once, and the victim realized he had been shot in the finger on his left hand, and had also been hit in the leg.

The suspect got back in his car and fled.

The victim called his brother to come pick him up.

The victim told police he did not know the suspects and did not know why he had been targeted.